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Original ThunderCats Coming Back to DVD This Summer

There's a new series coming and now you'll be able to get caught up with the original.

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ThunderCats hold a special place for many people. During the 80s, we had a few really stellar animated series. While some may complain about the modernization of past series, often they are successful updates. During the past WonderCon, we got a look at the upcoming new series on Cartoon Network.

Even though there has been a few different comic series since, there is most likely many that have never seen an actual episode.

Today, Warner Home Video has announced the release of ThunderCats: The Original Series, Season 1, Part 1. While there are bound to be complaints that they are not releasing the entire series, it might be for the best that they don't. The first season (including the two-part pilot) consisted of 65 episodes. To release a DVD box set with that many episodes would be pretty expensive.

I own Warner's previous 2005 release of Season 1 Volume 1 and it had episodes 1-33. I never got around to buying Volume 2 because of the high price.

What will this release contain?

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On July 12, 2011, there will be a two-disc release, priced to own at $19.97 (which means you'll most likely find it cheaper). It will contain the fist 12 episodes along with a special featurette entitled "Feel the Magic, Feel the Roar," where fans speak out about their incredible passion for the classic series.

The episodes included are:

Disc 1

  • 1. Exodus
  • 2. The Unholy Alliance
  • 3. Berbils
  • 4. The Slaves of Castle Plun-darr
  • 5. Pumma-Ra
  • 6. The Terror of Hammerhand

Disc 2

  • 7. Trouble with Time
  • 8. The Tower of Traps
  • 9. The Garden of Delights
  • 10. Mandora the Evil Chaser
  • 11. The Ghost Warrior
  • 12. The Doomgaze

This is your chance to see what the original was about, or to revisit those episodes, before the new series begins.

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Posted By blueninjapanther

Thundercats is awesome can't wait to watch it.
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Posted By Golden Cod
@alkusanagi said:

I loved this series as a kid. Then I tried to rewatch it a few years ago and it was painful. Beyond the amazing opening, the animation just didn't hold up at all.

That's how I felt about the Ninja Turtles movies :/.   I remember them being so awesome as a wee lad only to now cringe at the dialogue and acting.   Exosquad on the other hand, I can still love despite its genuinely subpar animation.
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Posted By Detective Vector

I remembered some episodes of this old series and I hardly remembered all of the episodes that were made. I like to get this on DVD and watch it when I have the time.

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Posted By The Impersonator

Thunder...Thunder...Thundercats. HOOOOOOO!

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Posted By Pachamamico
@danhimself said:
Cheetara was way to inappropriately dressed for a kids show.....that's why I loved this when I was a kid
me too. It's still inappropriate for my mind XD
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Posted By vare_basic

weird i've seen a huge pack with apparently every episode since february

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it has 24 discs
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Posted By danhimself

Cheetara was way to inappropriately dressed for a kids show.....that's why I loved this when I was a kid

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Posted By MonarchofMotion

I have the box set ;D 

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Posted By Bestostero

Ugh I hate when shows do this, they release shows in pieces to make more money... not to mention they already release the dvd of Thunder Cats the exact same way, in pieces, four volumes.

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Edited By CATPANEXE

for the story and continuity this is one that's worth watching in succession.
 
  

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Posted By Sekele

Ah, the 80s  
 
The time when cartoon openings were far superior to the cartoons themselves 

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Posted By Transmetal

The new series looks werid....
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Posted By Wattup
@alkusanagi said:

I loved this series as a kid. Then I tried to rewatch it a few years ago and it was painful. Beyond the amazing opening, the animation just didn't hold up at all.

The opening was bad-ass!
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Posted By Samimista

I never watched this series so I might pick this up

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Posted By AlKusanagi

I loved this series as a kid. Then I tried to rewatch it a few years ago and it was painful. Beyond the amazing opening, the animation just didn't hold up at all.

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Posted By Out_of_Space

Not very interesting.
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Posted By Mr. Dead Pool

THUNDERCATS ARE ON THE MOVE! THUNDERCATS ARE LOOSE!!! FEEL THE MAGIC HEAR THE ROAR!! THUNDERCATS ARE LOOSE!!!! THUNDER THUNDER THUNDER THUNDERCATS!! THUNDER THUNDER THUNDER THUNDERCATS!!! Thundercats.

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Posted By NightFang3
@doordoor123: Why you gotta hate?
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Posted By doordoor123

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!